Producer + Creative Director
Entertainment | Greater Los Angeles Area, US
Entertainment professional with expertise in live production, theatrical presentations, experiential and brand marketing, and social media campaigns and activations. Experience in a variety of roles including producer, creative director, production manager, stage manager, and designer for projects including grand openings, press events, theatrical tours, product launches, large-scale spectaculars, fashion shows, resort developments, and others.
Specialties: Leadership and collaboration, conflict resolution, creative problem solving, budget creation and tracking, vendor management, general stage lighting and sound. Branding and identity experience, emphasis on clean and user-friendly design, and software proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Apple Keynote. Social media campaign experience with Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, and other new media tools.
2013 - Present
Assistant to the Staging Director, Opening Ceremony 2014 Winter Olympic Games / FiveCurrents
Assisting with all staging for the 2014 Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony, bringing the creative vision of the show to life. Oversight of mass choreography, segment flow, and performance technical operations.
2011 - Present
Executive Producer / Cake Group
Senior creative and production role overseeing Cake NYC's social, content, and experiential business. Projects include live activations, content creation, and social media initiatives for clients including Yahoo!, VitaminWater, DirecTV, Kmart, and StriVectin.
2007 - Present
Principal/Exec Producer / SparkyJax Productions
Producer and creative consultant for grand openings, promotional events, and theatrical and sports presentations. Projects include Pac-12 Football Championship Game and press/media events, half-time shows and consulting for Maloof Sports & Entertainment, and technical direction for Seruto & Company. Developed the CORE training system, offering industries unfamiliar with production a tool for easily implementing entertainment within their existing environment.
2007 - Present
Producer + Creative Director / Roblahblah, Inc.
Experiential producer managing show creative, budgets, timelines, travel and re-location, technical vendors, and installation and show crews. Social media strategy and execution, integrating social elements into entertainment events and experiences. Clients include Planet Hollywood, Logitech, Hasbas Entertainment, The Queen Mary, and Vegas Uncork'd, among others.
Production Manager / Universal Orlando
Management of design and production for marquee events and other entertainment projects at the Universal Orlando Resort, including New Years Eve, Mardi Gras, GradBash, and special events at Universal CityWalk. Responsible for financial estimating and tracking, management of creative and production teams, and assisting with project conceptual development.
Associate Producer / L.A. Theatre Works
Producer of "The Plays the Thing," a live, in-performance radio theatre series featuring leading actors in ten state-of-the-art audio productions a year. Supervision of show directors, stage managers, sound effects artists, and audio engineers. Management of booking, scheduling, and logistics for multiple national touring productions and special projects, in addition to stage management for touring shows.
Project Manager / Thinkwell Design & Production
Transitioned from project intern, to production coordinator, to project manager. Managed development and conceptualization for attractions, live shows, exhibits, and special events. Responsible for budget tracking, timelines, production documentation, management of vendors, and development of presentation materials. Clients include Universal Studios, MGM Consumer Products, MasterCard, Sesame Workshop, and Harrah's Entertainment.
Travel, running, skiing, hiking, wine tasting, basketball, roller coasters, indie rock, themed entertainment, office supplies, Apple products, visual identity, personal branding, typography, and Craigslist.